• Melbourne Mining Club Dinner – London

    Another year and another Melbourne Mining Club dinner has come and gone in London. Other than being located at the Nursery Pavilion in Lord’s cricket ground, this year’s dinner was nothing like its predecessors. An incisive on-stage interview with Graham Kerr, CEO of South32, rather than the more usual speech, captured the audience’s attention as […]

  • 2017’s Melbourne Mining Club in London Gala Dinner

    2017’s Melbourne Mining Club in London Gala Dinner, held on Thursday 29 June at Lord’s Cricket Ground was another successful event, with guest speaker CEO, Graham Kerr of South32. This year’s event saw a change to a Q&A format, which was facilitated by Financial Times Editor, Lionel Barber. Lionel has interviewed many of the world’s […]

  • Swann’s Lorraine Meldrum Interviews Gavin Yeates.

      Lorraine Meldrum, CEO of Swann Global recently interviewed Gavin Yeates – Principal, Gavin Yeates Consulting Pty. Ltd.  Lorraine’s interview was based around a presentation Gavin gave on “The Digital Mine“, which was about using digital to change the way of doing things. LM – Are companies embracing technology? GY – I think they’re talking […]

  • Swann’s Group Managing Director, John Murray, interviewed on the outlook for the mining industry in 2017.

    Junior Research Associate, Adrian Zorzut (AZ), sat down with Swann’s Group Managing Director, John Murray (JM), to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the mining industry in 2017. Topics covered included upcoming metal and minerals trends, the pedigree of the modern CEO, the role of Social Media in creating greater transparency and the inner-workings of […]

  • The ‘One Beyond 21’ review – A snapshot of Board compositions in FTSE100 companies

    The societal representation of gender and ethnic diversity on UK boards has not matched the years of lobbying by actions groups and the UK government. Many global reports have supported board level diversity to enhance an organisation’s profitability and sustainability. FTSE100 companies must gather momentum in promoting ethnically diverse minorities and female participation in the […]

  • India – land of opportunities (a personal touch).

    India – land of opportunities. Nobody denies this. The largest democracy in the world (by population!), there is no dearth of employment or talent in the country. The path of globalisation chosen by PM Modi has definitely brought India to a global stage. The country has found its place again in business discussions, and in […]

  • John Murray Speaking to the House of Commons in London

      Swann Global’s John Murray was invited to speak to the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Mining at the UK’s Houses of Parliament on the 19th January. The session’s theme was “Society needs mining”, and reflected on the importance of mining in light of the anticipated population growth over the next 10 years (c. […]

  • Women in Mining with Chile’s Mining Minister, Aurora Williams

    Women in Mining with Chile’s Mining Minister, Aurora Williams A recent Women in Mining breakfast to honour a visit by Chile’s Mining Minister, Aurora Williams, was held in the historic Houses of Parliament in London. Swann’s Janet Bewsey was invited to the event alongside a select number of guests holding senior positions in major mining […]

  • London Metals Exchange Week

    London Metals Exchange Week Every year the metals industry gathers in London for a week-long get-together to renew relationships, and forge fresh partnerships in a glut of parties, dinners and more technical events. The largest annual gathering of its kind in the world, LME (London Metals Exchange) Week brings together producers, traders, analysts and financiers […]

  • Launching the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network in the Asia Pacific Region

    RSA A+NZ Project: Launching the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network in the Asia Pacific Region Swanns, Anu Arora and Grace Tan had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBW) in the Asia Pacific Region on 19th August 2015. The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) has partnered […]